Friday, August 22, 2008

Slacker...(at least as far as running goes)

So... I haven't run all week *blush* Last Sunday was my peak race; what I was training for. It is hard to get back into the groove and I justified my laziness in the name of "recovery." I have had a case of lethargy and couldn't think of getting out of bed before 6:30.

I did go to Stroller Strides twice for some great cross-training, so I am not a complete slacker this week. Now, I know that a lot of you probably think that Stroller Strides is a stroll through the park with our strollers. Not so. It is a very good workout mixing cardio, resistance training and abs. Monday we burned out our shoulders, biceps and triceps and Thursday we did some hill repeats, a ton of step-ups and squats. We always finish with killer ab workouts.

Speaking of Stroller Strides, tomorrow (yet another runless day) and Sunday I will be attending instructor training so that I can torture unsuspecting mothers in their effort to get back in shape. I figure that I will be getting plenty of workout, so going for a run at o' dark-thirty won't be necessary. I am excited for the training. It is the first step in my goal to have fitness be the industry of my second career. The training goes into details of exercise kinesiology, anatomy and physiology. There is a lot of focus on pre- and post-natal exercise for women. Hopefully, I will also learn things that will help me in my own fitness and running goals.

Now I just need to sign up for another race to get my butt back out on the road.


Anonymous said...

I had never heard of Stroller Strides until I found your site. It sounds like a really cool thing that I may have to look into when I reach that kid-bearing point of life. I'd really like to find a way to move my career into a fitness-oriented area as well.

tamara said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. I had heard of Stroller Strides, or a similar program, but I don't believe there is anything like it in my area. Pretty cool to be able to work out and not have to worry about having someone keep your kid. Good luck on your training!

MCM Mama said...

Cool that you are planning to be an instructor. I've never done Stroller strides 'cause I worked (and worked out at lunch) with Jones and Shoo won't stay in a stroller, but I've heard good things.

Zaven said...
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AKA Alice said...

I just found your blog from The Runner's Lounge. We've run in two races together! The Rock and Roll in June and AFC last weekend...isn't that wild? (I swear, I'm not a crazed stalker...hahahaha)

Anyway, I just thought I'd say Hi. I read your race report. You did great. You're right, the head and humidity were BRUTAL! I haven't run much this week either.

(PS. The removed Post was also from me, but I was logged in using another name that I don't use for blogging...sorry about that)

Anonymous said...

i think you'd be a great instructor. did you ever think when you first stopped working that you might be doing that as a second career, or that you'd run a marathon?


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